Global migration patterns increasingly challenge the historical relationships between Western powers and their former colonies. Traditional conceptions of who belongs where have weakened, and language has become a heated topic of debate. This thesis explores how national language policies both reflect and inflect the national identities of the one-time colonizer and colonized. Using studies of language politics in both Tunisia's independence and France's responses to North African immigration, I demonstrate that despite the half century that has passed since France occupied North Africa, the colonial experience remains influential on both sides.
Moore, Krista, "Memories of la Mission Civilisatrice: Language Policy and Postcolonial National Identities in Tunisia and France" (2010). Honors Projects. Paper 13.
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